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An insect-eating pitcher plant teams up with ants to prevent mosquito larvae from stealing its nutrients
Leading orthopaedist Dr.
The water-filled pool within a pitcher plant, it turns out, is a tiny ecosystem whose inner workings are similar to those of a full-scale water body.
A new 3-D motion detection system could help identify baseball pitchers who are at risk for shoulder injuries.
At first glance, pitcher plants appear to be simple carnivorous plants that entrap and digest hapless insects that fall into them. However, a closer look reveals a complex food web of fly larvae, rotifers, midge larvae, and bacteria that exist within the plants’ pitcher.
Researchers have observed for the first time how a Venezuelan pitcher plant uses moisture on its tiny hairs to create a ‘waterslide of death’, sending unsuspecting ants further down into the plant, where they are eventually digested.
New research at the University of Adelaide has demonstrated that teenagers born prematurely may suffer brain development problems that directly affect their memory and learning abilities.
Scientists from Cambridge University have found that a carnivorous plant employs the laws of physics to help it find its meals.
Symbol: SAAZG Group: Dicot Family: Lamiaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48 N Synonyms: SAAZI Salvia azurea Michx. ex Lam. ssp. intermedia Epling SAAZP Salvia azurea Michx. ex Lam. ssp. pitcheri (Torr. ex Benth.) Epling SAPI3 Salvia pitcheri Torr. ex Benth. Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:AR, CO, CT, IL, KS, KY, LA, MI, MO, NE, NM, NY, OH, OK, TN, TX, UT,...
Symbol: MIPA6 Group: Dicot Family: Caryophyllaceae Duration: Annual Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48 N Synonyms: ARPA27 Arenaria patula Michx. SAPA28 Sabulina patula (Michx.) Small Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:AL, AR, GA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MO, MS, OH, OK, PA, TN, TX, VA Classification: Kingdom Plantae – Plants Subkingdom Tracheobionta...
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